Ignorance is of a peculiar nature; once dispelled, it is impossible to re-establish it. It is not originally a thing of itself, but is only the absence of knowledge; and though man may be kept ignorant, he cannot be made ignorant.
–Thomas Paine, The Rights of Man, I (1791)
Reading this I cannot help but look at the shrinking anti-gun crowd and be pleased. We are successfully beating back ignorance and we shall continue to do so.